Malaria

How science works in the U.S.

The U.S. scientific culture encourages new discoveries. It does it through collaboration, public funding, open science, peer review and outreach.
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Creative ways to prevent malaria in Zimbabwe

A U.S.-backed project helped the Chapoto community in Zimbabwe create an audiobook that teaches malaria prevention and treatment in their own language.
Man singing in front of crowd standing behind him (PMI Uganda IRS Project)

A song to end malaria

April 25 is World Malaria Day. Learn how the U.S. President's Malaria Initiative is helping to protect communities against the deadly disease.
Woman in safety suit spraying inside of a house (© Jessica Scranton/AIRS)

U.S. broadens effort to combat malaria in Africa

The U.S. President's Malaria Initiative will expand its malaria prevention programs into four new countries in West and Central Africa.
Man and young boy walking down dirt road (© Isaac Kisamani/AFP/Getty Images)

Putting HIV and malaria prevention on the map

Volunteers in Africa and the U.S. are helping fill in details of unmarked satellite images for areas affected by HIV and malaria.
Mark Green shaking hands with man holding soccer ball (U.S. Navy)

7 facts you should know about USAID’s new leader

Meet the new USAID administrator who volunteered in Kenya, was ambassador to Tanzania, and has family in South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and the U.K.
Boy under mosquito net (© AP Images)

Let’s end malaria for good

World Malaria Day is April 25. Learn the methods one community in Kenya is using to create huge reductions in the number of malaria cases.

Modified mosquitoes may eliminate malaria

Scientists are able to fight malaria by genetically modifying the disease's carrier, mosquitoes.
Manu Prakash holding string with paper circle suspended on it (Kurt Hickman/Stanford News Service)

How a toy became a medical miracle

Inspired by a whirligig, a Stanford researcher developed a 20-cent paper centrifuge that could revolutionize health care diagnosis around the world.